A man can say "skate or die" all he wants, but after reaching his late 20s or, god forbid, his 30s, the reality is "skate and die". For a label growing into creaky but handsome adulthood, check out Huf.
Just dropped as if hot, pro-skateboarder and streetwear entrepreneur Keith Hufnagel's fall line goes far beyond tees and hats to include everything from pinstripe crews to duck canvas bi-fold wallets, all taking cues from the military, hunting fashion, college sports, and jam-band logos (combine those last two for Urban Meyer's Wide Spread Panic). Among the freshness:
The Lumber: Available in three colorways (navy/red/white, forest green/light grey, and brown/tan with red accent line), this long-sleeve poplin button-down proves indisputably that plaid is the new plaid.
For the stylish bird-killer, this rip-stop cotton number comes in black, green, or khaki, with warmth-trapping waffle lining, brass snaps, and five exterior pockets, including one over the breast angled inwards for easy access -- just like Eazy-E, except he was talking about penis. Oh, you're talking about penis too?
Huf's recently launched kicks run from hi-tops featuring suede uppers bearing the label "Dirtbag Crew", to low-tops that owe much of their inspiration to boating, whose adherents are also sometimes into dirtbag crew.
Huf's new stuff also includes raw-fabric denim and even athletic socks, plus their standbys: tees like "Sin Miendo" (a very freaked-out cat) and snapbacks like "Scream Trucker", depicting a long-hauler with an uncomfortably gagged mouth -- the only way to stop him from entering the rest stop and screaming "Skate and Pie!"